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Star Stim: Direct current stimulation to treat epilepsy

Research Question:
Can a non-invasive application of low-amplitude direct current administered via scalp electrodes reduce seizures in people with epilepsy?

Basic Study Information

The purpose of this research is to learn more about 10 daily sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and see if it can help reduce the frequency of seizures (the number of seizures in a given period of time) in both adults and children with refractory focal epilepsy (epilepsy that cannot be well controlled by seizure medication). Patients with focal epilepsy with a single seizure focus, ages 9 and older, are eligible for this study.

Study Web URL:
Study Reference #: STUDY00006545

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Trenton Tollefson

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Cate Concannon
Phone: (585) 275-0404

Additional Study Details

Number of Visits:  More than 10
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  Yes
Reimbursement:  Yes

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